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    You see, for me it's a very specific time, childhood was from my first memories till about 10. I don't really class my teens as my childhood and when anyone asks about when I was a kid I immediatly start scanning back to the early to mid 70's even though the later yeras were fantastic for me.

    Also as a side note, have you always been nostalgic or did something kick it off in you ? (I can trace mine back to a Sunday afternoon and the kids asking what I watched on the tele when I was a kid and me youtubing it and thinking about their memories that they maybe haven't got /had yet)

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    I regard all my childhod, including my teens, as my childhood. Certainly up to 1997 anyway, which was when I left High School. For me, that's where my nostalgia ends, in 1997, when I left school. Was a good place to end nostalgia then, like the end of one ear of your life and the beginning of another.

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    The childhood years for me were probably 1968 until say1977 (aged 13) ............I remember so much from these years .........clothes, music, friends, toys, cars ..........I love watching all the tv programmes about this time ...........shows me how vivid and clear my memories still are

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    For me nostalga seemed to kick in early, about the time I could tell that things were different from a few years before. I can remember many things in detail from about 1981-2 (age 3-4), & by 1987 (when I was 9) I was beginning to think back.

    Even the time when I was a young adult (late 1990s early 2000s) can bring memories back.

    Oddly some periods seemed chock full of memories from lots of sources, but others seem to be a bit empty, often only a few months apart.
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    Default Re: When was your childhood ?

    what a great thread to start havasack.

    i would regard my childhood from 1980 age 5 till 1990 age 15.


    for me i can remember growing up in that decade to very well.
    i can remember the car my dad had,the amazing tv shows things that where happening in a sporting sense etc.

    that decade holds my most precious memories of which ive not forgotten.

    id say i started getting nostalgic around 2000 age 25 but could have been earlier.

    and as the yrs have went on i have got more and more nostalgic and a at a very quick rate.

    be it watching cartoons from that era, music from that era,films etc.

    and the memories i have are just so clear in my mind.
    Last edited by darren; 07-08-2012 at 14:35.

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    I'd say 1981 - 87 - happier times, simpler times. 1987 - 1996 when I was at school. Like others I vividly remember things from childhood. Nostalgia for me began when I joined DYR in 2007 or 8. Reading posts by others brings back forgotten memories, or being told about things by my parents about their lives as kids or living in the UK in the 1970s - food, clothes, politics, news, life etc, etc - for me, when people mention the 1976 Drought I remember Mum and Dad talking about standpipes and water being turned off at a certain time by 'The Water Board' (don't hear that much anymore do you?) and especially the time Dad decided to 'see what happens' when he flicked his lighter on by the side of the wooden slat fence in their garden and like a trail of dynamite the flame ignited and went fwoooshh all the way across the bottom and promptly caught the tinder dry fence on fire - my Mother got the hose on and doused it out! For me, thats a funny story - Dad being Dad - knowing what would happen and still oblivious to what would happen, Mum slapped him on his head and called him an idiot etc. If people in that area of Leamington Spa were around they should be thankful that a massive fire didn't start so Mum saved potential disaster!

    A lot of things on DYR bring back memories - cars etc being one and it also evokes further memories of childhood....

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    Reading all these and thinking, I think I have always been nostalgic. I was brought up, pop culturally, on things like the Carry On movies and St Trinians - the PROPER original movies, and tv shows like On The Buses, Are You Being Served and Fawlty Towers. I was also into the modern comedy that was around then, Rik Mayall especially - he is my hero love to this day. Now when I see things from the 80s, it takes me back to a time of escapism, mental escapism. My upbringing was good in some ways, but really horrid in others, so I used my TV and video as a way of mentally running away. I daresay that a psychiatrist would have a field day with me because I said that but it really helped me, still helps me cope now.

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    My childhood was from the time I came into this world till I was about 13 or 14 years of age in about 1980.The years I am most fond of as a child would be the 70's althow I still feel as if a bit of that child still survives in me.
    When I used to go out with my mates drinking back in the 80's we would go over old tv shows that we would remember and music.But this was more idle chat and not true nostalgia.That has come about only over the last few years and partly due I think to things,people,places no longer being where they used to be or the world now changing faster then I can keep up with it.

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    I think I'd probably divide my childhood in to two parts. The early years 1980 to about 1989 when I turned 13 and the later years 1990 to 1992 when I left school. Beyond that I have nostalgic memories but they seem more 'grown up' and not quite as magical.
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    As for when I became nostalgic, probably some time in my 20's when friends of a similar age began to discuss things from their childhood and I started to like looking through old family photograph albums. Before then I was too future orientated and never even thought to look back. I had no interest in the past or anything historical or
    cultural. I suppose these things come with age!
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